Friday, August 22, 2008

The Columbus Dispatch : Ohio's voting machine glitch exposed


The maker of touch-screen voting machines used in half of Ohio's counties has admitted that its own programming error is to blame for votes being dropped in some counties.

The problem can't be fixed before the Nov. 4 election, so Premier Election Solutions and Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner are issuing guidelines to counties for how to avoid the problem.

The Columbus Dispatch : Ohio's voting machine glitch exposed



This company cannot. be. trusted.  They have proved this over and over again.  First they blame anti-virus software for the loss of votes; then turn around and admit it's their own programming at issue. 


There are _open_ solutions out there.  A prime example is  This is a fully open, verifiable, 3 way system which can be audited by millions of technically savvy individuals.  Donate to them, if you've got spare change.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

5 year old thinking...

While watching a commercial, Jayden announces...

"hey! Now we don't have to hang up our clothes, we can just get spacebags!

Monday, August 18, 2008

xkcd - A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language - By Randall Munroe


(Click image for full version)

Came across this comic today -- this about perfectly sums up the base idiocy of the "AV software caused lost votes" argument coming from Premier/Diebold.  (See Ohio Sues Diebold/Premiere Over Lost E-Voting Votes)